Probe of college football's title system suggested

By: AP
By: AP

WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for a college athletic conference
says it would be in the public's interest if the government
investigated the system that determines college football's No. 1
team.

Barry Brett, who represents the Mountain West Conference, is
raising the possibility of antitrust violations in the Bowl
Championship Series. He's testifying Tuesday before a Senate
subcommittee.

Utah, which is in the Mountain West, was bypassed for last
year's national championship despite going undefeated in the
regular season. The title game pitted Florida against Oklahoma -
each with one loss.

Under the BCS, some conferences get automatic bids to
participate, but the Mountain West and others do not. Critics argue
that this system is designed to reduce competition, contrary to
antitrust laws.


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